Thursday, March 15, 2012

Solving Problems One Skein At A Time

Those of you who have followed the blog may remember the time that I had some yarnesia. I did renew my pledge not to buy more yarn before my birthday. But I have a confession to make. I did buy more yarn before my birthday and I just couldn't bring myself to admitting it until now. A shipment of Tosh came in and I may have bought a sweater's worth in the Tosh DK. Two skeins in Dustbowl and six skeins in Cove for anyone who is wondering. I plan on using it for a sweater design. I'm not really well versed in sweater design, so I'm trading some photo lessons for sweater making lessons.

But I noticed that I wasn't terribly enthusiastic about my design idea. It wasn't the design. It wasn't the yarn. It was that the design was a bit too complicated to be a "first sweater design." I solved that problem though. I bought more yarn for my first sweater design. It is much simpler and I'm pretty excited about it. I hope it turns out as well as the swatches are indicating. 

The yarn is Cascade's Eco Cloud in 1801, 1809, and 1810.

7 comments :

Andi said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your sweater design!

I'm also kind of curious about your sweater making lessons. I taught myself by reading a bajillion books, but I always wonder if there is a more simple or different way of doing things.

fern1knits said...

Ooh, such beautiful yarn!

Psyche Knits said...

I hope your sweater making endeavors are successful! I'm also curious about how you are learning to design sweaters... I have thought about it but I don't know how to start

Ruth Marie said...

Maggie Righetti's book on sweater design is particularly good - one a like a lot. :)

Nancy said...

Hahah...the solution is always to buy more yarn!!!! I was just looking at Eco cloud the other day- so nice!

kiwiyarns said...

Droool... those skeins are delicious! I had to smile when you said you had to buy more yarn. That's about right! Looking forward to seeing your design!

Maryse said...

That Tosh is to dye for ;-) Enjoy your designing! I look forward to seeing it! Have a nice weekend!

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